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Virus sending bulk email from my laptop?

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#1 jbd


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

Our internet ISP, Netscape, has blocked our email account because they say we are sending bulk email. They said it must be a virus on our computer that is doing it. They said to scan our computer, change the password, and they would have our account open within 48-72 hours. We have a dial up connection.

Is it possible for this to happen without our knowing it?

What would be the best program to scan our computer to look for and get rid of this bulk email sending virus?


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#2 John Marsh

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:12 PM

Back scatter is a side-effect of e-mail spam, viruses and worms, where e-mail servers receiving spam and other mail send bounce messages to an innocent party. This occurs because the original message's envelope sender is forged to contain the e-mail address of the victim. A very large proportion of such e-mail is sent with a forged From: header, matching the envelope sender.The bulk email software should produce a number of valuable reports that will provide statistics pertaining to unsubscribers.

Edited by John Marsh, 05 December 2010 - 10:13 PM.

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